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under way across the u.s. as americans decide who will lead the country for the next four years. after vigorous campaigning right to the last minute and aggressive advertising that made it the most expensive campaign of all time, president barack obama and his challenger mitt romney both into the election day confident of victory. >> but most election polls say the race for the white house is too close to call, meaning the result will be decided in a small number of so-called swing states by florida, ohio, virginia, and new hampshire, which was the first to vote on the stroke of midnight. >> voting began early in this part of new hampshire. the first ballot such traditionally cast here at midnight, and after the first 10 were tallied, it was a drop -- draw. >> for president -- this has never happened before -- we have a tie. five votes each. >> of voting in dick's bill has never been a gauge for the rest of the nation, but this year, polls show the race is a dead heat -- voting in dixville has never been engaged for the rest of the nation. >> after all the months of campaigning, after
in american history. tomorrow, we'll open another. it's a story that continues to hold us in awe a government of the people by the people for the people. we come from factory and farm, from foreign lands where freedom in america are seen as in exorablely linked. we are connected in all manner of ways unseen. there will come a moment tomorrow between anxious and celebration, between hope and despair where this country will do something so rare and special that history has no precedent against measure it. it will once again defer to the will of the people who will freely choose who they shall be governed by and our remarkable story will continue. >> the fight is as old as this country itself, the battle for that most basic right of every american, the right to vote. the most contentious battles are waged in the swing states of ohio and florida. in miami this weekend voters waited up to nine hours to cast in person absentee ballots only to have election officials shut down the polls because they claimed not enough have resources or staff to be able to complete the job. one voter shut out after w
us tonight. we invite you to join us at 8:00 starting on c-span. listen to it on c-span radio. also tune into c-span.org for more information and other information concerning election night 2012. for our first 45 minutes, we want to have you weigh in on why you decided to vote or perhaps why you decided not to vote. and here is how you can best reach us at the bottom of your screen -- you can also put something on our facebook page or tweet us and also you can send us an e-mail. again, for our next 45 minutes why you decided to vote or why you decided not to vote. the headlines from the battle ground state newspaper, the "miami herald," final countdown. polls open at 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. that's the "miami herald." the end of the road, clinton stops here. -- clumps here, romney finishes tonight. the columbus dispatch out of ohio, it's decision time. poll hours, 6:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m. the subhead, the last push. a big choice on the government's role is how they decided to headline the subhead. candidates may be close in the polls but their visions are wide apart. just to give you a sa
's mike taibbi in colorado for us. >>> well, tonight brian williams and our entire political team will be with you all night as election results come in. our special election coverage begins at 7:00 p.m., 6:00 central time right here on this nbc station. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins is down in democracy plaza. he has your weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning to you, lynn. this tonight will be a wild scene, packed. everyone wondering who will reach the magic number first of 270. we have it on the side of the building. as the states are called and their electoral votes are added up, you'll see signs rising up near the billing. when it gets to the top, a big scene late tonight or maybe tomorrow morning. hopefully no lawyers involved. let's talk about the forecast. we have minor issues fror election day. we have light rain in the forecast around seattle and olympia and portland. it's not going to cause anyone harm getting out. down in florida, we're watching heavy rain moving in there early this morning, especially from the i-4, tampa to orlando. that's a
jon: get out there and vote. and thank you for joining us. jenna: you too send me a picture. thanks for joining me, everybody, "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on a white house race for the ages, a review of polling data now suggesting the contest between president obama and mitt romney is the closist presidential race in almost 890 years. welcome to election day 2012 right here at america's election headquarters. i'm megyn kelly. thank you for being with us. after four nationally televised debates. after millions of ads and knocks on doors millions of americans are heading to the polls, as they do each camp doing what they can to keep their supporters voters and believing. mitt romney holds a pair of 11th hour rallies in ohio and pennsylvania his team releases internal polling regarding key battleground states. this is why the president is hold up in chicago and his campaign manager has messages for supporters saying keep calm no matter what they first hear about exit polls. i do want to sig to say that the vice president is also campaigning in ohio. keep calm
of the presidential election not finalized for longer than any of us can imagine. vice president gore and i put our hearts and hopes into this campaign. we shared similar emotions so i understand how difficult this moment must be for vice- president gore and his family. he has a distinguished record of service to our country as a congressman, a senator, and vice-president. i received a gracious call from the vice-president this evening. we agreed to meet early next week and agreed to do our best to heal our country after this hard fought contest. tonight i want to thank all the thousands of volunteers and campaign workers who worked so hard on me -- my behalf. i also salute the vice-president and his supporters for waging a spirited campaign. i thank him for a call i know was difficult to make. we wish the vice-president and senator lieberman and their families the very best. i have a lot to be the ankle for. i am thankful french american and finkel we were able to resolve our -- think we are able to resolve our differences in a peaceful way. and thank you to the american people for the privilege o
'm allison seymour. happy you are with us on this important day. tucker barnes joining us for a look at that weather. good morning. >> good morning. it's cold outside. don't need to tell you that. temperatures falling back into the 20s. we're in the mid 30s in town. a chilly afternoon. winter coat to start your day. 34 at regan national. coldest temperature so far . 28 at dulles. and freeze warning in affect. for much of the area hard freeze overnight with temperatures back into the 20s. places like frederick, mid 20s overnight. all right looking at the satellite radar, should be a sunny and bright start to your day. a few clouds but much of the day sunny and bright. the cloud cover will start to work in and will turn mostly cloudy as we wait the arrival of our storm system. the noreaster we've been talking about. more details on that coming up. for election day, sunny skies. going to be dries this -- dry this afternoon. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> we have a couple things to make note of. we have problems with metro's blue orange line. that has been mov
to this special edition of the newshour. kwame holman starts us off tonight with an election day wrap-up. then, we take the temperature at the campaigns' headquarters, with ray suarez in chicago and margaret warner in boston. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks join us with their analysis. >> ifill: jeffrey brown on who's voting and why, plus key congressional races with christina bellantoni and stuart rothenberg. >> woodruff: we get historical perspective from michael beschloss and richard norton smith. >> ifill: and hari sreenvasan shows how you can find the latest results online at our data-driven map center. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> music is a universal language. when i was in an accident i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own. with united health care i got help that fit my life, information on my phone, connection to doctors who get where i'm from, and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never miss a beat. >> we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more tha
of the u.s. economy. it's tuesday, november 6th, election day, 2012. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "squawk box." i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin and the polls are opening in various parts of the east coast as we speak. some 30 million americans have already voted, including the folks in the tiny village of dixville notch. this follows tradition, they voted just after midnight and with the lowest turnout in almost 50 years, this time around it was a tie. five votes for president obama, five for governor romney. back in 2008, president obama defeated john mccain 16-5. let's take a look at the map. 270 electoral votes are needed to win. nbc news now shows president obama with 237 likely. romney 206. and 95 in the toss-up column, so it is going to be a very long evening, andrew. >> i think we'll be staying up pretty late and then we'll be back at it tomorrow morning. but cnbc's team of reporters has the country covered this morning. stationed in battleground states, campaign headquarters and here at election central. among our
starts now. thanks for joining us tonight on the special edition of the news edge. the polls will close in 30 minutes in virginia, maryland, and d.c. at 8:00 p.m. we'll go live to polling places in just a moment. first, the race for the white house. tom fitzgerald has been tracking the candidates and joins us live. tom? >> reporter: today was a day on, not a day off for mitt romney as the republican ticket continued to campaign in the battlegrounds of ohio and neighboring states. president obama concluded his last campaign event last night, what was back out making phone calls and meeting with volunteers as is an election headquarters today. we begin this election night in chicago illinois, where president obama arrived last night and today made a surprise appearance at a hyde park field office. the president placing calls to voters in wisconsin thanking supporters for a hard-fought campaign. >> it's a source of great optimism for me whenever i come to election day because i end up having so much confidence in the decency and goodness and wisdom of ordinary folks working so hard and try
to get the information about what motivated people to vote, which will give us some indication of which way things are leaning, perhaps, and also the balance of power i'll be looking at this evening. senate, house, will they stay the way they are now or change? bill: it's going to be a great night, fascinating every time. 6:00 eastern time is when we start. have a great day. "happening now" starts right now. martha: we'll see you then. jon: we begin with brand-new stories and breaking news. jenna: it's up to you today, voters making their voices heard across the country deciding who will lead us for the next four years, it's a big decision. president obama making an emotional, final pitch last night in the state that launched him on the road to the white house in 2008. which way will iowa go this time around? what does that mean for the race overall? we are going to talk about that. plus can't forget this one, the big battleground state of ohio, which could decide this presidential election. governor romney making his final appeal to ohio voters in just about 40 minutes, it's a
heard across the country deciding who will lead us for the next four years, it's a big decision. president obama making an emotional, final pitch last night in the state that launched him on the road to the white house in 2008. which way will iowa go this time around? what does that mean for the race overall? we are going to talk about that. plus can't forget this one, the big battleground state of ohio, which could decide this presidential election. governor romney making his final appeal to ohio voters in just about 40 minutes, it's all happening now. speaking of what's happening now. democracy is happening now, right? jon: it sure is all across the country. jenna: did you vote yet. jon: i did not. i'm going to do it after the show today. jenna: just making sure. you get a pass for that. we are glad you're with us, everybody, on this very important election day, 2012. we've heard just about everything, right, up until this point. today we are going to hear more from governor romney. the president potentially, although he's going to keep things kind of quiet in chicago where he
finish to his bid for re-election. and jake tapper joins us from chicago. you tell me the last couple days have been emotional ones for the president. >> reporter: they have been emotional. i'm standing in the arena, where likely this evening, president obama will either declare victory or concede defeat. it's been emotional. president obama tearing up after seeing the former aides and advisers, joining him on the trail. one adviser comparing it to the lost episode of a tv series, when all of the characters join for that show. that's not to say they feel this is the end. they feel optimistic. they feel a little bit of wind at their back. the president and first lady arrived in chicago at around 1:00 this morning. spending the night in their hyde park house. their return to the windy city caps a whirlwind push on monday. it culminated in an emotional rally in front of 20,000 iowans, just a few yards away from his former campaign headquarrs in 2007-2008. >> to all of you who lived and breathe the hard work of change, i want to thank you. >> reporter: less than an hour before, the presid
reaction via tweets and through phone calls. we thank you for joining us today. here is the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. november 6, 2012. i hereby appoint the honorable steven c. latourette to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer today will be offered by our guest chaplain, the reverend dr. kirk erhardt, washington, d.c. the chaplain: let us pray. god who exists within each one of us and binds us together as one people, be with us on this election day as we exercise our responsibility to choose our leaders and set a trajectory into the future. let us be mindful and respectful of the views of those who vote for someone else. open our minds to realize that although we are a nation filled with diverse philosophies, our common motive is to make this country a fruitful and peace filled nation allowing all people the opportunity to
people are telling us there is no or else they would rather be even if they had to wait two hours to vote. >> with as much passion, people should be out here to vote. >> it took only a few minutes to vote once inside school gymnasium. d.c. only gets three electoral votes, residents tell us the issues mean just as much to them as anyone else. >> health care, medicare medicaid, those types of issues that election officials say problems have been few and far between. as long as everyone remains patient, everyone will get to cast their ballots by the time the polls close at 8:00 tonight >> more people who come out and vote the matter which way you vote will result of the best choice for the country overall. >> abc 7 is on your sidetracking any problems at the polls. if you see any problems, you can look at our website wjla.com and there you can tell us if you see a problem. the and also use twitter or send us an e-mail. >> you can count on abc 7 for the most up-to-date coverage of the votes. we have teams with president obama and mitt romney's campaign and they will stay with them until the w
things would be different!ld be d that son of a bitch lied to us!ied to i knew i should have voted for mccain! have ragh! captioning by captionmax www.captionmax.com from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york, this is the daily show with jon stewart. ( cheers and applause ) ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: hey, welcome to the daily show. my name is jon stewart. we have a good one tonight. our guest journalist martha raddatz will be here, moderator and the winner of this year's vice presidential debate. a very rough weekend in the tri-state area. i'm sure by now you've all seen pictures of the damage. here's something you might want to look at. these are marathon runners who channeled their disappointment in the cancellation of the marathon into volunteering to help storm clean-up. ( cheers and applause ) it was very, very moving. it's enough to make you not that annoyed by marathon runners. not quite. obviously all donations still greatly appreciated. the sandy relief fund dot-org. your i-tunes dot-com slash red cross. you have your united way n
did use performance enhancing drugs, so did all the other prophets. but i didn't. so what have we learned, from this great wristband theft? maybe... that when stripped of our scauses, only causes are left. and causes shouldn't be worn on our wrists with a sneer. let's keep our causes where they belong, which is right here. on t-shirts! free pussy riot! [cheers and applause] - free pussy riot! boys: yeah! - yay! from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york, this is the daily show with jon stewart. ( cheers and applause ) ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: hey, welcome to the daily show. my name is jon stewart. we have a good one tonight. our guest journalist martha raddatz will be here, moderator and the winner of this year's vice presidential debate. a very rough weekend in the tri-state area. i'm sure by now you've all seen pictures of the damage. here's something you might want to look at. these are marathon runners who channeled their disappointment in the cancellation of the marathon into volunteering to help storm clean-up. ( cheers and applau
's go here, let's take a flyer here. there's nothing wrong with looking for a backup. >> stay with us, everyone. joining me right now from boston is romney communications director. appreciate you being with us. governor needs to win all the swing states in play to have a shot at the white house. the president needs to win one or two. is governor romney the underdog, in your opinion? >> we want to do well wherever our name is on the ballot and we believe we can do well in all the swing states. the fact is this is going to be a very close race. i can tell you that the enthusiasm that we're seeing on the trail not only at our events in the states but also at our victory centers across the country, they're just brimming with volunteers who are excited to help governor romney get his message out and get people to the polls tomorrow. one thing i just heard your panel talk about is the get out the vote effort that the obama campaign has, and i heard one of your panelists suggest that ours is not as sophisticated. i would respectfully disagree with that, of course. what we have in our campaig
best do that in the u.s. senate right now? i thought about that with my wife and children, and they have been such wonderful supporters, and i realize there is a gridlock. we cannot allow it to continue. we cannot have the nation we want if senate and congress is gridlock. i decided my experience as a tough times mayor and governor were an experience i could bring to the table to make good things happened in partnership with others. that was 19 months ago. we have trouble more than 60,000 miles. we have recruited more than 50,000 donors, including a deer i hit and killed, so we gave up a windshield process required and in the process. this campaign has taught me now more than ever we need people who know how to be partners rather than just partisans. we are americans but virginians furs. i learn this when i was the mayor. we knew who the democrats and republicans were. we were bipartisan. as a mayor, we were able to build schools common on -- to build schools, to cut crime, to clean up the river, and we did it by working together. as governor, you get a four-year term. min
, and with us onset here at democracy plaza. we have msnbc contributor and former senior strategist from the mccain/palin campaign, steve schmidt? >> coming attraction. >> good tease. >> he's down in south florida. we also have mark haleprin, senior political analyst, and look at this, this is huge. >> we have michael steele. >> michael steele here. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's a great way to start. >> wow. >> great way to start six hours of coverage. >> thank you. >> we also have john heilemann, he's in chicago. >> yes, we do. >> do we have john heilemann. >> great. that's great. >> this is a fun game. >> throw out a name and see if they're here. >> we started this really well. >> you know, in major league baseball, t.j., getting 4 out of 5 right, you would be -- >> that's pretty good. >> it'll get you fired on election day. hey, everybody let's vote. fire t.j. okay. here we go. mika, the "new york times" talks about now it goes to the voters state-by-state, "usa today" talks about decision time. today's a huge day? >> yes, people are choosing on the direction of the country. >> yeah, what do you t
's re-election. >> we have seen an honest man who knows the facts and always gives it to us straight. >> reporter: and mr. obama teared up, whether from emotion or the cold, as he reminisced about his first improbable victory in the iowa caucuses that propelled him to the presidency and he asked voters for four more years to finish what he started. >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. it's in yours. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is voting in his home state of delaware this morning. the president cast his ballot a week and a half ago here in chicago. and early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state that has early voting, but republicans typically turn out in greater numbers on election day, so the big question we'll be watching all day today is will those early obama leads hold. >> thank you. >>> john dickerson is with us. good morning. what should we be looking for as we watch these returns come in? >> i want
? send us an e-mail. and some of your comments may make the air tomorrow. >> investigators right now combing through the database trying to find the identity of a badly decomposed body. that body had been there for a while. can't even tell the person's race or gender. the death is considered suspicious. >>> still ahead, the fall back fall out. metro apologizes for messing up this past weekend during the time change overnight. plus, america's obesity epidemic. how some over weight women are going under the knife. increase chances of getting pregnant. >>> and right after the break, serial arsonists torch more than a dozen cars all over prince georges county. >>> if you got just a little confused about the time during the early morning hours sunday, that's the day we set our clocks back. you are not alone. metro apologizing for shutting down service for what was 2:00 a.m. enstead of 3:00 a.m. the agency says it is sorry for any inconvenience to its customers. . >> it went up in flames and saw two bodies run. >> caught on tape, two serial arsonists torching a car. the blaze is one of 16
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the polls tell us that he is ahead in those three? >> yes. >> they do? >> he is ahead in all three. in fact of the nine swing states, tyler, mitt romney has a clear lead only in the state of north carolina. he is even with president obama in florida and many strategists in both parties believe florida will go to mitt romney but he has got to get a lot more than that. >> john harwood, thank you very much. as john outlined it is very difficult for either candidate, frankly, to get to that magic 270 number without the state of ohio and here's video evidence from cleveland as to how important it is. both the romney and the biden campaign planes making stops at the cleveland hopkins airport and holding last-minute appearances in the state. our senior correspondent scott cohn is in the buckeye state, a state with the state of the economy actually cuts both ways. scott? >> yeah, it does, tyler. first, a look at how this day is going. we are at the student union at ohio state university. you can probably see the sun coming in behind me. it's a beautiful day in ohio. 1.8 million absentee votes -- ba
they go into the polls >> ulna... honor. leadership. nachos. yeah, what word are we going to use? >> nachos how often? all the time so describe the school using a nacho metaphor >> nachos, the school is like nacho cheese. more nourishing and you can't get enough of it. >> reporter: as the pearlman campaign seized the momentum jason desperately searched for a celebrity to give zablo campaign a boost >> i need a big-time actor, any super hero would be great. oh, really? would he do it >> reporter: but time was running out because with debate afternoon finally here for the candidates, it was game time. ♪ >> it is with great pleasure that i introduce kyle pearlman and lauren zablo. >> my name is lauren zablo and i am running to be your student council president. i've been in student council since sixth grade so i will make every effort snts >> reporter: while lauren went with substance, the pearlman took a different approach >> hello, my fellow americans. i can see i'm the only one wearing played today >> i'm sorry to see that i'm the only one wearing a flag pin today. this electio
is live with us. >> the president did the last campaigning for himself and see if a future democratic president will bring it out like mr. obama brought out president clinton. he will have basketball game with friends and time at home and mr. obama will have dinner with the family before sitting down to watch the election returns. in ohio, battle ground state he visited more than any other and likely decide whether he will return to the white house. he was introduced by bruce springsteen and jay z . later in iowa, the state that his bid. spring steep and mr. obama got teary eyed as he thought about the past. >> you said yes, we can and we did. and we didn't know the challenges . we knew we would get through those challenges the same way the nation always has. with that determined unconquerable american spirit. >> now by tradition . both the president and mitt romney would be out of sight much of the day. mr. obama is doing satellite interviews with radio and tv stations and mr. mitt romney campaigning in ohio and pennsylvania. >> thank you so much. >> brian: for mitt romney that was a
we are tracking the storm. >>> joining us throughout the morning for our special coverage, south carolina congressman jim clyburn, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod. virginia governor bob mcdonnell. former ohio governor ted strickland. texas congressman jeb hensarling and bob shrum, a democratic consultant who worked on the kerry and gore campaigns. it is tuesday, november 6th, election day. "starting point" is coming to you live from washington, d.c., and we begin right now. >> welcome, everybody, you're watching a special edition of starting point and cnn's live coverage of election day 2012. the two candidates have been talking for about 17 months now and now it's the american people who will have the final say. these are the states with polls that are opening right now. state of delaware, state of florida, state of georgia, illinois, kansas, louisiana, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, missouri, pennsylvania, rhode island, south carolina, tennessee, and washington, d.c. you're looking at a live picture now from wilmington, delaware, where joe biden is expected to v
center on the latest. janice? can you hear us? janice? okay, we do not have anyone, i will pick up on that but we will go over to how the weather will translate to what going on in the polls this is a tomorrow development, most of the country enjoying very good weather, parts of wisconsin, florida, not so much, but, generally, the rule of thumb on this is, if the weather is good, advantage democrats. they are more inclined to go to the polls and less so when the weather is bad. that is the old saying. do you buy that? >>guest: i do, the voter intensity is on romney's side. so, more of the romney supporters are willing to stand in line in bad weather, wisconsin and florida obviously battleground states, so, having good weather across the country is an advantage for obama but having some rain in wisconsin and florida could help romney. they used to rain in florida but that is it. the enthusiasm is on the g.o.p. side. >>neil: you talk about usually voting and versus later voting with better than 30 million americans having already voted and that changes the cram ma. significantly so?
, there will be a bullet in the back of the head of our republic. that will finish us. >> we have some votes to switch to the popular vote system but now we have the opposite position. the caller points to how the electoral college came into being. the framers really did not -- were not very wary of the national popular vote and wanted to fashion a compromise between people who supported that and people who wanted the congress to elect a president. this was kind of seemed as a compromise between the two positions. host: has there been an effort to change the way we things we do things, as far as the alleged role college is concerned? guest: to my knowledge, a last effort to abolish that was 1979. it came far short of the two- thirds majority to clear a constitutional amendment in the senate. that happened three years after the 1976 election, which was a lot closer than most remember. there were 20 states between jimmy carter and gerald ford that were decide within five points. as hard as that is to imagine today in this era of 849 twin states. in the house, there was a vote in 1969 to abolish the a lo
. is not a medical marijuana. voters in three states will consider measures that would legalize recreational use of marijuana. the proposal in colorado, oregon, in washington allow small amounts to be possessed. the drug will be subject to state regulation and taxes. if the plant texas--passes and any of those states the battle with the legal--the u.s. government is likely. >> the call accounting clerk says there with religion some thousand votes and by melba. 185 have been tallied. he is on the public to be careful with their ballots. any that are received today that are damaged or have mistakes have to be reproduced. >> coffee will pick up on a target. if you have a little coffee on your ballot it looks like a vote. we have to remake that bella. ballots that are torn. ballots that get chewed up by a machine. >> the county wants people to keep in mind if they have a male in ballot they are turning into day if it must be received by 8:00 p.m. tonight in order to be counted. early ballots were cast in alameda county by voter registers office in oakland. officials say it looks like about 75% regis
callum will cover that for us. >> reporter: they are analyzing the response as they come out of the polling places tonight. there are key states like ohio and virginia. the polls are still open for hours as people come home from work and continue to vote. so many areas we haven't heard from yet. what we can tell you for sure so far is that this is a very tight race tonight. let's start with the national poll question. direction of the country. are we on the right track or the wrong track? it's evenly divided. those saying we are on the right direction and going for president obama, no surprise there. 52%, though, say we are headed in the wrong direction. they are backing governor romney. now voters are split on whether the economy is getting better or worse. huge question tonight for everyone, of course. you have about four out of ten states getting better. three of ten say it's getting worse. three of ten says it stays the same for them. slightly more voters think governor romney would hand the economy better. slightly more voters think that president obama is more in touch with people like them.
you take us down that path? >> i can. but i have to leave all this partisan -- >> please do. >> they're going to start voting in new hampshire in a couple hours. the main event is tomorrow as we go across the map. i'm walking over to the map. it's making me nervous. it's got a file up there that i'm going to have to close and make it go away, i can handle that with the map. one thing we know, here's the map from 2008. this is election night. we're not going to have this. we're going to have a much closer, much more competitive election. the question is who can get to 270. you have to say this. you have to say this as the voting begins. the president has an easier path, and the president, if you're a betting person, the money would be safer on the president because of his lead in the public polls and the battleground states. election eve. it takes 270 to win. we have the president at 237. those are the dark blue states. governor romney at 270, same thing. the question is, who can get to 270 easiest? the president is ending in three midwestern states, wisconsin, ohio and iowa. if he wi
their votes in delaware. >>> there's also a big battle over control of the u.s. senate. democrats currently hold a 51- 47 edge over the republicans with the two independents caucusing with the democrats. now, the race to watch include the bay state of massachusetts where polls show republican incumbent scott brown is in a very tight race with democrat liz when warren and in missouri democratic incumbent claire mccaskill facing a tough challenge from republican richard mourdock despite his comments last week about rape. 33 senate seats up for grabs with races in several states that could go either way. >>> several states have ballot propositions dealing with controversial social issues. four states have measures with immigration, marijuana-related measures to be decided in six states, and three states have propositions dealing with same- sex marriage. >>> less than two hours before polls open in california but many people have already voted. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county registrar of voters. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, we were here yesterday and we s
. >> i never said that any time since i've been here. we are always going to play the people that give us the best chance to win. that is what we're going to do. it never changed. i never have waiverred. i'm he not saying you gave the perfect quote and you're looking at that, there is a bunch of different directions. if i got somewhat of a relationship with somebody, at loft give meet courtesy to say what did you mean by this instead of just going one direction. >> it is the media's fault. anyway-- >> let's move o we'll do more on the redskin coming up. plenty ahead on fox 5 morning news as we continue. >> right now. >> right now. >>> straight up 5:00 right now on this election day. taking a live look at the woodrow wilson bridge. things moving along quite well. should be fairly easy for you to get to the polls at least weather-wise. hopefully, traffic is not an issue. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's talk to tucker barnes and see what it is going to be like en route to the polls, at the polls and after the polls. >> it will be cold, cold and c
we would be honored if you would spend it with us beginning tonight at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. our sperm coverage with bret baier, yours truly and the political analyst, the best in the business. see you then. >>shepard: you are all stretched out? after months of bit are fighting the most expensive election in history comes down to today. it could be a very long night. less than three hours now until the next round of poll closings today, both the president and the mitt romney campaign working to get supporters to the poll leading to an interesting moment, rival campaign planes crossing paths, that is vice president biden's plane on on the left passing governor romney's plane, stopping in cleveland where governor romney and paul ryan made a last-minute swing. of course, battle grounds like ohio will decide this race but national presidents show a nation divided right down the middle a sign of how tight this race is, the first vote add midnight in humanitarian was a split vote. 50-50, five for the president and five votes for governor romney. governor romney has just touched down in
down reports of voter fraud and intimidation. hope you stay with us for the hour. the way we'll do it, run to the swing state and start with virginia. bob, what is going on in virginia? what is the latest? >> bob: it depends on the turn-out in the northern virginia. democratic stronghold. the other issue is how big they turn out in virginia beach and hampton road area. promilitary. obama did very well down there last time. he won't do as well this time. >> eric: can i point something out? the stock market rallied very, very strong today. a lot of people saying what is going on? obama rally? romney rally? especially virginia, for virginia, the coal industry rallied strongly. oil and coal, drilling and mining were very, very strong today. maybe virginia is, you know, will benefit from romney win. maybe that is what -- >> bob: maybe they know something more than we know at this point. >> eric: move on. north carolina, kick off north carolina? >> dana: north carolina is a state obama won last time. they admitted they weren't going there anymore on the obama campaign, they decided it was g
of thumb, we don't use polls on voting day, so we don't skew the electorate. we know this race is going to be close. all eyes are on the battlegrounds. we get the first results in four hours when polls close in virginia. 30 minutes later ohio closes followed by florida, new hampshire and pennsylvania at 8:00 eastern. colorado and wisconsin at 9:00, nevada and iowa where this all started close at 10:00. i already hit the polls this morning with krystal. i wonder if we canceled each other out? >> we look so happy. >> toure took his son with him before work. steve, we shipped him out to battleground virginia so he can cast an aabsentee ballot yesterday before he left. as for the candidates, obama is the first president ever to do early voting. mitt romney was at the polls this morning in massachusetts in an 11th hour decision he added two stops today. they're not official rallies but are billed as him thanking supporters. read into what you'd like. he's heading to pittsburgh right now and was in ohio earlier at the same time joe biden was there. you can see air force 2 sneak in behind the
-- maria, good morning to you. thank you for being with us. i'm wary of general liesing. but it's an interesting voting block for the latino vote, because it is growing and growing. for instance there are many more hispanic voters eligible to vote, aren't there? >> yes. but also they are in different parts of the country. the electoral map was written in 2010 where the weight was no longer in the coast. no longer just new york, south carolina and florida. now it's in colorado, is obama or romney going to take it? you find too often that people don't realize the latino vote is undersampled when it comes to polling. i think we'll see a lot of surprises tonight. >> well that's surprising, because you have rattled off a bit about the states. and there's a state with more than a million latino voters. on election day you have 2.4 million latinos that have come to -- of age to vote. that's three electoral seats. also because there's such an extreme view that's been taken by republicans that latinos feel like they have no choice but to go democratic. because of the tone republican part
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